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  • The Last Alibi

  • A Jason Kolarich Novel, Book 4
  • By: David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Tanya Eby
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

James Drinker is a bit of an oddball. A funny-looking, geeky loner, he walks into Jason Kolarich’s office one day with a preemptive concern: two women have recently been murdered, seemingly by the same killer, and Drinker thinks he will be the police’s main suspect. One woman was his ex-girlfriend, he says, and the other was a friend. He’s the only link between the victims and he has no alibi for the night of either murder - surely the police will realize it soon. Believing he’s the target of a frame-up, Drinker hires Kolarich for his defense. Something about James Drinker seems off from the start, but Kolarich doesn’t give it too much thought. Until another murder occurs....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but might be better on paper.

  • By Dave Staats on 08-13-13

Not really one of their better efforts.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I don't really care for all the jumping back and forth in time to tell the story but the worst part, especially in this book, are the voices. The voice of young attorney Bradley Johns is just terrible, sometimes sounds like a somewhat excited female but it varies, almost like the reader can't decide what he should sound like.

  • The Hidden Man

  • By: David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

On a hot summer night in 1980, two-year-old Audrey Culter was snatched from her bedroom and never seen again. Twenty-six years later, her brother, Sammy, fatefully crosses paths with the man the police failed to convict for her abduction and murder. A few weeks later, that man is dead, murdered. Private attorney Jason Kolarich is engaged to defend Audrey's brother. But can he trust the people who hired him?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Solid Crime Story

  • By Paul Mcgraw on 09-19-12

Took a little adjustment period

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I'm not quite done with this one but I must say I'm delighted to have stuck it out this far. Book 1 I was not that thrilled with, just not accustomed to Luke Daniels, not accustomed at all really, I've been listening to Dick Hill every chance I got. It came around, you get to know the characters and get to where it feels familiar, good stories and I'm good with Luke now.

  • Vindication

  • A Matt Royal Mystery
  • By: H. Terrell Griffin
  • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

In this John Grisham-style mystery, Matt Royal, the retired lawyer turned beach bum is called back into the courtroom to defend his girlfriend J. D. Duncan's Aunt Esther, who lives in the sprawling North Central Florida retirement community of The Villages. A best-selling author has been murdered after a book signing, and Aunt Esther has been arrested. Matt has a history with the local sheriff - one which may not bode well for his client.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Matt Royal legal mysteries are always excellent!

  • By Wayne on 04-28-18

Not for me.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Couldn't get through it. The story seemed to drag and the narrator is not good on some of the voices.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,781

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

Very unusual story but good.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Pretty good I'd say. Dragged a bit at times for me but the narrator did a good job with Amos Decker's part, and others, so he kept you in it.

  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,447

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Ron Mcclarty?

  • By jason adams on 04-28-17

Wrong male narrator again.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-18

I started this and just couldn't do it. The male parts all sound about the same and they also sound like a very young person, those characters aren't all young. This and the last mile might have been really good with someone good performing the male parts but to me, and I've listened to a lot of audible books, this is just wrong. The Memory Man dragged on a bit but the parts were well read and kept you in it.

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,560

Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first in the series

  • By Michelle Harder on 04-21-17

Not for me I guess

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I thought "The Fix" was pretty good, dragged out a bit but the narrator did a credible job and I liked it pretty well. This one is also dragging but the narrator is awful. This is a huge man (Decker) and he now has the voice of a 12 year old. I tried, and tried, but I can't listen to it.

  • The Professor

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,699

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful? No, but close.... close.

  • By Ted on 08-15-16

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-18

My first Robert Bailey book, I look forward to more. Excellent story, excellent narrator, I liked everything about it.

  • The Deep Blue Alibi

  • A Solomon vs. Lord Novel
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

What do you get when you mix beautiful people, family secrets, and a yacht washed up on Sunset Key with a hundred grand in cash and a dying man? Steve Solomon sees a case that can get Solomon & Lord off the ground. But Victoria Lord spies a golden opportunity to go out on her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Try the original

  • By Laurie on 12-27-07

Sad way to end with Paul Levine

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I've heard every Lassiter book and liked them all but one and that was largely due to a narrator that I didn't care for. Sadly they are all done so I listened to the first Solomon/Lord offering and got thru it although the similarities to the Lassiter series seemed a bit lazy. Raising a nephew, not married, driving an old Eldorado convertible, rule breaking lawyer.........same recipe. The problem I have had with this one, and I'm stopping here, chapter 11 and returning it, is that it's just too annoying to continue. The savant nephew is now just obnoxious to me and the constant bickering between the two main characters is just juvenile, can't do it.

  • Secret Empires

  • How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends
  • By: Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Peter Schweizer explains how a new corruption has taken hold, involving larger sums of money than ever before. Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion-dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world. President Donald Trump’s children have made front pages for their dicey transactions. However, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening

  • By debra Beemer on 03-24-18

Very disturbing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

This will make the average taxpayer sick, I mean SICK! All this corruption widely known in those circles and nothing happens? Maybe if we had a real AG and another 6 1/2 years they could blow some of this up but I'm not very optimistic.

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  • False Dawn

  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter heads to Havana and untangles a deadly plot involving the CIA, Fidel Castro, and the Russian government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A response to the completely absurd plot review...

  • By Jack on 11-25-17

Not as good as the first three.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I kept listening and waiting for something to click and I'd start liking it; never happened. The story was disjointed I thought and very far fetched at times. I know it's fiction but come on. I'm going to return it and try #5. If that's like this one I guess I'll move on.